Bangor AAA Gives Holiday Travel Forecast

Updated 2 years ago

Many Americans will be hitting the road the next couple of days.AAA predicts nearly 40 million people will be traveling this long holiday weekend.They say that’s about a 1% decrease from last year.”The primary reason we predict the decline is not because of the economy, it happens to be that the weekend’s a little bit shorter. Last year, Fourth of July was on a Wednesday, and this year, it’s on a Thursday, so that decreases most people’s travel by a day,” said the Bangor AAA manager, Cindy Hastey.Gas is about 16 cents a gallon higher than last year, but that doesn’t appear to be keeping folks off the roads.AAA has some tips for safe travel:-Leave early and stay organized.-Plan your route in advance.-Stay focused behind the wheel.-No texting and calling while driving.